September 20, 2013
Sacrum Profanum Festival, Krakow, Poland

  • Aphex Twin arr. Jessica Johnson and Payton MacDonald, Meltphace 6
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Burhans), Blue Calx
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Newman), Fingerbib
  • Edgard Varèse (arr. Hause), Poeme Electronique
  • Autechre (arr. DeSantis), Cfern
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Hause), Omgyjya Switch
  • The Beatles (arr. Marks), Revolution 9
  • Tyondai Braxton, Fly By Wire
  • Boards of Canada (arr. Price), roygbiv
  • Venetian Snares (arr. Burhans), Li2C03
  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Orfe), Mt Saint Michel
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Orfe), Jynweythek Ylow
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Freund), Cock/Ver 10

October 9, 2013
Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, MO

  • Richard Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
  • Thomas Adès, Living Toys
  • Charles Ives, Ragtime Dances nos. 1 and 4
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Freund), Cock/Ver 10

October 11, 2013
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

  • Richard Wagner, Siegfried Idyll
  • Thomas Adès, Living Toys
  • Charles Ives, Ragtime Dances nos. 1 and 4
  • György Ligeti, Chamber Concerto

November 16, 2013
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

  • Steve Reich, Clapping Music
  • Steve Reich, Four Genesis Settings arr. Alan Pierson
  • Steve Reich, New York Counterpoint
  • Steve Reich, City Life
  • Steve Reich, Piano Counterpoint
  • Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite

November 23, 2013
Cresc Biennale, Frankfurt, Germany

  • Aloys Zimmermann, Das Gelb und das Grün
  • Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Chuck), Player Piano Study 2A
  • Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Bermel), Player Piano Study 3A
  • Sean Friar, In the Blue
  • Payton MacDonald, Cowboy Tabla/Cowboy Raga
  • John Adams, Scratchband

February 6, 2014
Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, MO

  • Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Chuck), Player Piano Study 2A
  • Charles Wuorinen, Big Spinoff
  • Charlie Piper, Zoetrope
  • The Beatles (arr. Marks), Revolution 9
  • Edgard Varèse (arr. Hause), Poème électronique
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Johnson, MacDonald), Four
  • Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Bermel), Player Piano Study 3A

February 7, 2014
Missouri Theater, Columbia, MO

  • Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Chuck), Player Piano Study 2A
  • Charles Wuorinen, Big Spinoff
  • Charlie Piper, Zoetrope
  • The Beatles (arr. Marks), Revolution 9
  • Edgard Varèse (arr. Hause), Poème électronique
  • Wolfgang Rihm, Will Sound
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Johnson, MacDonald), Four
  • Conlon Nancarrow (arr. Bermel), Player Piano Study 3A

February 20, 2014
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City
with Dance Heginbotham

  • Tyondai Braxton, Fly By Wire
  • Edgard Varèse, Integrales
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Burhans), Cliffs
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Brown), Kesson Daslef
  • Edgard Varèse (arr. Hause), Poeme Electronique
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Newman), Fingerbib
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Orfe), Jynweythek Ylow
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Freund), Cock ver 10

April 1, 2014
The Pageant, St. Louis, MO

  • Aphex Twin (arr. MacDonald), Meltphace
  • Aphex Twin (arr. MacDonald and Johnson), 4
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Orfe), Mt. St. Michel
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Burhans), Blue Calx
  • Tyondai Braxton, Fly By Wire
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Hause), Omgyjya Switch
  • Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite
  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Brown), Kesson Daslef
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Orfe), Jynweythek Ylow
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Freund), Cock ver 10

April 27, 2014
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, New York City

  • Donnacha Dennehy, Gra Agus Bas
  • Kate Moore, The Art of Levitation
  • Kaki King, Other Education
  • Richard Ayres, In the Alps no. 42

May 30, 2014
The Sheldon, St. Louis, MO

  • Steve Reich, Clapping Music
  • John Adams, Scratchband
  • John Adams (arr. Orfe), Short Ride in a Fast Machine
  • Elena Kats-Chernin, Fast Blue Village 2
  • David Biedenbender, Schism
  • Vinko Globokar, Laboratorium
  • Clint Needham, Urban Sprawl
  • David Crowell, Fallout

June 20, 2014
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City

  • Kate Soper and Nigel Maister, I Was Here I Was I

July 3, 2014
Millennium Park, Chicago, IL

  • Steve Reich, Radio Rewrite
  • Tyondai Braxton, Fly By Wire
  • John Orfe, Dowland Remix
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Freund), Cock ver 10
  • Aphex Twin (arr. MacDonald and Johnson), 4
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Orfe), Mt. St. Michel
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Burhans), Blue Calx
  • Boards of Canada (arr. Price), roygbiv
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Orfe), Jynweythek Ylow
  • Aphex Twin (arr. Hause), Omgyjya Switch

July 24, 2014
Mizzou International Composers Festival
Missouri Theatre

  • Beat Furrer, Linea dell'orizzonte
  • John Adams, Scratchband
  • Zhou Long, Bell Drum Towers
  • Nico Muhly, Seeing is Believing

July 26, 2014
Mizzou International Composers Festival
Missouri Theatre

  • Ian Dicke, 86'd
  • Texu Kim, Bounce
  • José Guillermo Martínez Rubiano, Dances Torridas
  • Nicholas S. Omiccioli, fuse
  • Christopher Weiss, Colors of the Waking Earth
  • Ashley Fu-Tsun Wang, Illusional Control
  • Holly Harrison, Radishes and Strings
  • Michael Lee Schachter, five-six-seven-eight

Venues

Where We Perform

Alarm Will Sound tours nationally and internationally, having been presented by

  • Carnegie Hall
  • Disney Hall
  • Lincoln Center
  • The Sheldon Concert Hall
  • (Le) Poisson Rouge
  • Miller Theatre
  • Bang on a Can Marathon
  • Merkin Concert Hall
  • The Kitchen
  • The Whitney Museum
  • Kimmel Center
  • Duke Performances
  • Cal Performances
  • Stanford Lively Arts
  • Library of Congress
  • Cleveland Museum of Art
  • The Newman Center
  • The Warhol Museum
  • The Barbican in London
  • Märzmusik in Berlin
  • Holland Festival in Amsterdam
  • Cork Opera House in Ireland
  • Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg
  • Pro Arte in St. Petersburg
  • ArtNovember in Moscow
  • Musikfest Bremen
  • Sacrum Profanum in Krakow
  • TransArt in Bolzano

Featured Recording

Patrick David Clark’s Ptolemy’s Carousel

This is our world premiere performance at the Mizzou International Composers Festival in 2011.

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Member Spotlight

Michael Harley

Michael Harley

Mike grew up thinking he would be a doctor—his dad, grandpa, and uncles were all involved in biology. He didn’t start taking regular bassoon lessons until he was a sophomore in college, but he quickly realized he was more into music than science. Mike never imagined being in a group like Alarm Will Sound, but he says it’s his most enjoyable playing outlet.

Mike recently earned his DMA from the Eastman School of Music. He currently lives in South Carolina with his wife, Jennifer. It’s rare for musician couples to find jobs in the same city, let alone the same university, but Mike and Jennifer got lucky. They are teaching at the University of South Carolina and just started a flute/bassoon/piano trio along with Steven Aldredge. Mike stays busy with his two girls who seem to admire mom and dad’s musical talent. Ella has taken up the violin and Lucia likes the cello. Maybe a family band in the future?

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